- The Iconography of the Other
- Contemporary Anglicanism
- Religion and the Problem of Evil
Religion and the Sciences: a Necessary Dialogue
Between Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: The Religious Underground in the Twentieth Century East-Central Europe
The religious underground is continuously caught between two antithetical positions. Along the 20th century underground religious communities had to constantly prove their orthodoxy….
Eucharistic Sharing: Bridge towards Unity – Barrier to Unity?
Religious Identities in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Strategies for the Construction and Representation of the Religious Self
With the fall of the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity, new political and religious realities gave an impulse for an interplay of identity constructions. “Christian,” “pagan”, “barbarian” or “Jew” became categories ideologically charged, and the borders between them became rather fluid…
Sacred Spaces in Motion
Our contemporary world witnesses contrasting approaches to sacred spaces: while in some parts of the world (especially in the West) there is a decrease in the interest for religious buildings as places for worship, due to the decline of the number of practicing believers…
Contemporary World and Post-Conciliar Orthodoxy
In January 2020, the Ecumenical Patriarchate recently published a document entitled “For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church”. The “Social Ethos” document can be described as an omnibus of positions on the Church’s stance with regard to today’s socially significant questions …
Guest-editor: Dr. Tamara Grdzelidze
An Intellectual of the Church: Remembering Father André Scrima (1925-2000)
The 19th of August 2020 is the date that marks twenty years since the passing away of André Scrima, an Orthodox monk known for his unusual presence. From the very position of an Orthodox monk, André Scrima pleaded for the actualization of the unity of the Church…
Guest-editor: Dr. Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban
The Ecumenism of the Mystics
Mystics are a special part of the Christian experience. Due to their spiritual journey, they have become a model and a reference on many themes, including ecumenism. At times a stark contrast …
Lost for Words:
Theological and Philosophical Vocabulary in the Aftermath of Chalcedon
The Council of Chalcedon (451) has been responsible for one of the most remarkable and long-standing splits within Christianity. Conceptual differences between Chalcedonian and …
Jewish Christian Dialogue and the Orthodox Churches
When talking about Orthodox Christianity in the context of the Jewish-Christian dialogue, a stark disproportion between East and West becomes visible. More precisely, there is a sharp contrast between …
Migration is not a mark of our time – it has existed in all times. But today it is at the top of the political agenda – and it shapes the ecumenical coexistence of denominations.
Church and Politics
Churches are part of society and, as such, come always in touch with existing political issues. This applies even more so if and insofar as they are active in the social field.